Flooding near the Buckeye-Woodhill station made the tracks there unusable, according to RTA. Other parts of the Green Line were underwater Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, so crews had to assess the damage before deciding if they were safe to use, RTA said.
When riders found out about the closures, they were concerned about having to take the bus shuttle service. “Shoot, it feel like you be on that thing forever… 30 or 45 minutes or whatever,” Kwanda Plato told Channel 3’s Hilary Golston. “It feel like you be on there all day.”
Kyree Brewer, who rides the Green and Blue Line trains often, reports he sees a lot of foot traffic at the Buckeye-Woodhill station and expected the inconvenience to touch many riders. “I see a lot of people come down here,” Brewer told Golston. “This is a highly used station.”
RTA worked with the Ohio Department of Transportation after determining the ODOT bridge work over the RTA tracks caused some of the trouble.
However, Amanda Lee, a spokesperson for ODOT told Golston the bridge work over the station has to be completed.
Lee reports ODOT experienced similar trouble when heavy rain caused debris to fall on the tracks from the construction site a few weeks back.
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